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(Analysis) Inida's Foreign Policy: Big Shift or Pragmatic Makeover?

2015-02-26 08:22:45       source:Eurasia Review

By Akanksha Sharma and Akanksha Narain


February 25, 2015


"President Obama's visit to New Delhi as guest of honour for the Republic Day celebrations on 26 January 2015 has been notable beyond its significant symbolism. It was marked by the issuing of a joint statement entitled the "India-US Joint Strategic Vision for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region". That document was the focus of the Chinese media’s coverage of the visit.


Among other things it spoke about the need to ensure "freedom of navigation and over flight ... especially in the South China Sea". The inclusion of this issue in the document was a bold departure from India's past reticence to name names and take a stand on critical international issues."


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